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Forum: Diapering   08-30-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Smirkin
I'm going to be using AIOs soon so I was...

I'm going to be using AIOs soon so I was wondering if dryer balls would shorten the drying time in the dryer (assuming I don't line dry). Or would throwing a dry towel in with the load work just as...
Forum: Diapering   08-30-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 200
Posted By Smirkin
also very similar to juliacat - but my first...

also very similar to juliacat - but my first cold wash is a soak, I try to let it sit for at least 5 hours but sometimes I cut it short if necessary. Then I do a hot heavy wash (I turn my hot water...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-30-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Smirkin
So according the various websites, only "closed...

So according the various websites, only "closed system" pumps can safely be shared. And according to the description in the packaging, the Avent ISIS iQ DUO is a closed system but it is not FDA...
Forum: Diapering   08-29-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Smirkin
I am looking for an affordable quality natural...

I am looking for an affordable quality natural fiber Ai2 (ha, aren't we all ).

I tried bottombumpers, and love them but DD is kind of between sizes - she's almost a perfect medium except the rise...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-28-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Smirkin
I already posted this question in the regular...

I already posted this question in the regular diapering forum and didn't get much response, so I thought I'd also post here just to see if I can get more feedback...

I ordered a custom skirty...
Forum: Diapering   06-27-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Smirkin
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Are you exclusively breastfeeding? I learned that sometimes there just is no containing that runny breastmilk poo. I, too, tried...
Forum: Diapering   06-27-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Smirkin
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I ordered a custom skirty from a WAHM who had advertised herself on another discussion board. She sent it to me without any sort of leg cuff -...
Forum: Diapering   06-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Smirkin
Hmmm, I read another post about swim diapers,...

Hmmm, I read another post about swim diapers, and someone said you can use prefolds with a plastic pant....any comments on this? She is still BFing, but not exclusively, so her poop is definitely...
Forum: Diapering   06-27-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Smirkin
does anyone have any experience with a cloth...

does anyone have any experience with a cloth swim diaper not working as well as a disposable? I'll be using one official "swim diaper" made of cloth, and I was also thinking of using some unstuffed...
Forum: Babywearing   06-14-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Smirkin
I have a new solarveil ring sling but am now...

I have a new solarveil ring sling but am now thinking of getting a gauze wrap instead. The fabric just seems too scratchy to me, though I admit I haven't really used it much with DD yet. I do love...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Smirkin
Hi, I have a 6 1/2m old, and I have been...

Hi,

I have a 6 1/2m old, and I have been thinking lately about what kind of discipline we're going to do, and when it will start.

I was a classroom teacher before becoming a SAHM, and so I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By Smirkin
I am reading this thread with interest because I...

I am reading this thread with interest because I have a 6m old, and more than once in her short life I have had such a strong urge to use physical force when I get to the end of my rope, usually at...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-11-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By Smirkin
I am a SAHM to a 6m old and we cosleep approx...

I am a SAHM to a 6m old and we cosleep approx half the night so that she can get her gorge on http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif which she usually wants to do in the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-11-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Smirkin
I know there is a Babywearing group that meets...

I know there is a Babywearing group that meets in Lawrenceville, and I do keep intending to go to a meeting but things keep coming up....I'm really looking for some new friends to have coffee or...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-10-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By Smirkin
OP, I wish you lived nearby because I would...

OP, I wish you lived nearby because I would TOTALLY want to come over and hang out with you - you sound like a very smart, reflective, thoughtful, fun mama. And I don't use the word "fun" lightly -...
Forum: TV-Free   06-10-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,358
Posted By Smirkin
I am right there with you, though I do have...

I am right there with you, though I do have access to a car, we end up staying home most days and I am determined not to let the tv rot my brain (or hers) too much. My DD is about the same age as...
Forum: Parenting   06-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By Smirkin
DSS is 11 years old and desperately wants a...

DSS is 11 years old and desperately wants a trick bike. His reasons are (in this order): (1) his 2 best buddies have one and he's left out when they ride, and (2) he can't do the tricks he wants to...
Forum: Parenting   05-29-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Smirkin
I just have to say thanks to the responders -...

I just have to say thanks to the responders - though I can't say I feel *better* it is comforting knowing that I'm not alone, and also that this is part of the grand journey of parenthood. Yes, I am...
Forum: Parenting   05-29-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By Smirkin
To me, weddings are about family first and...

To me, weddings are about family first and foremost, and it just never made sense to me that a person's entire family wouldn't be welcome at the celebration. Not inviting kids puts such a strain on...
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Smirkin
I have been convinced I was pregnant again b/c...

I have been convinced I was pregnant again b/c of how irritable, tired, and generally low-feeling that I've been lately, but it was negative. So now I'm wondering, is this just how it is to be a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-28-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Smirkin
My DD is 6 months old, and has been pretty...

My DD is 6 months old, and has been pretty regular up til now - generally had a poop explosion every morning. Then suddenly everything seems to have dried up. We gave her her first solids right...
Forum: Babywearing   05-08-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Smirkin
I just got a didymos (hoorah!!!) but I am having...

I just got a didymos (hoorah!!!) but I am having a lot of trouble with the rucksack carry. I think I'm doing it right, and I've attached some pics so you pros can tell me for sure. Immediately after...
Forum: Diapering   04-22-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Smirkin
What was it in particular that he hated about...

What was it in particular that he hated about his first experience CDing? Maybe convincing him that whatever he hated wouldn't happen this time around would help.
Forum: Diapering   04-22-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Smirkin
I am looking for a stay-dry nighttime diaper...

I am looking for a stay-dry nighttime diaper that will LAST, preferably through at least 2 kids.

Right now I'm thinking Fuzzi Bunz or bG 3.0 OS. I'd only be using them at night - prefolds during...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,086
Posted By Smirkin
Just curious - do you routinely nurse your babe...

Just curious - do you routinely nurse your babe to sleep (for nighttime) or do you rock/sing/etc baby to sleep?
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